German magazine Der Spiegel cover illustration depicts Donald Trump beheading Statue of Liberty


February 4, 2017 · 307 views
German magazine Der Spiegel cover illustration depicts Donald Trump beheading Statue of Liberty

German weekly magazine Der Spiegel sparked controversy at home and abroad on Saturday with a front cover illustration of U.S. President Donald Trump beheading the Statue of Liberty. It depicts a cartoon figure of Trump with a bloodied knife in one hand and the statue's head, dripping with blood, in the other. It carries the caption: "America First".

"It's a beheading of democracy, a beheading of a sacred symbol." - said Edel Rodriguez, artist who designed the cover, a Cuban who came to the United States in 1980 as a political refugee.

via reuters.com

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The poem, The New Colossus, at the national monument of the Statue of Liberty reads

 

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,

With conquering limbs astride from land to land;

Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand

A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame

Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name

Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand

Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command

The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.

"Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she

With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,

I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

Conman · 1 year ago
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